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by Clive
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: Advice on Repair

This seems like a pretty standard repair for a professional netuke/okimono restorer. Unfortunately it's not a job I could take on at the moment but I could probably recommend a qualified US restorer. PM me Greg if you're interested.
by Clive
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: 2018 drawer
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: 2018 drawer

It has long been said that the early bird catches the worm but studies into bird feeding strategies have actually found that many birds may get up early to find the worm.. but will often only eat the worm much later in the day. Small birds needing to be lithe and nimble during the morning to avoid p...
by Clive
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 199
Views: 7634

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Yes.. that he carved and then lacquered it. As an interesting aside.. although I have found no documented evidence to support the notion, I have discovered though experimentation by painting lacquer on woods of different density, that when the foundation coats are absorbed more into the wood, as the...
by Clive
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 83
Views: 2737

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

:lol: :lol:
by Clive
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 83
Views: 2737

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

AFNetsuke wrote:Clive, I thought you'd be a Bitcoin kind of guy.


I was but now I'm into Ethereum and web 3.0 stuff until Hashgraph, Tangle or something else look better.

Interesting times ;)
by Clive
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 83
Views: 2737

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

Parking that $45k in the Dow in a tax deferred account (except the first Dow ETF would come a decade later) would have resulted in a balance over one million dollars with the Dow now at 25,803. Plus dividends. So what are we collectors investing in? Our sanity, our joy in the appreciation of art an...
by Clive
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Welcome in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Welcome in 2018

Since its still few hours before the New Year here and I've always at least tried (albeit usually unsuccessfully) to avoid premature congratulations.. may I just say that I hope everybody has a lovely evening and that I'll have a small drink to your continued good health. :x
by Clive
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Inherited Netsuke no. 4
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Inherited Netsuke no. 4

It's been so heavily restored it's difficult to tell.
by Clive
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 199
Views: 7634

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

mss wrote:Japanese Lacquer Art
Modern Masterpieces
edited by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
translated by Richard L. Gage

published by Weathrhill/Tankosho: New York, Tokyo, Kyoto
ISBN 0-8348-1524-9


Cheers mate :)
by Clive
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 199
Views: 7634

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Looks very well illustrated Milton.. whats the name of the book?

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